Must Watch: Kriss Kyle Fuses MTB & BMX in 'The Scottish Wildcat'

Jul 23, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

You may remember Kriss Kyle from BMX videos such as his mind-bending Kaleidoscope or his more recent trip to Dubai. Well now he's the latest in the long line of BMX to MTB converts trying their hands at stunts in the woods. Kriss brings his own style that's a bit 50to01 and a bit Danny MacAskill, brought together with a huge dollop of his own uniquely creative way of viewing the world.

bigquotesThe Scottish Wildcat is my latest Mountain Bike video filmed and produced with Matty Lambert of Engine Films. I've wanted to release a MTB video for ages and with my recent partnership with Endura it created the perfect opportunity to finally put all my creative riding ideas together and share it with you all.

It's been so much fun working with Endura designing my custom kit for this video project. I will now be riding Endura technical wear and protection and I'm so stoked on our future plans.
Kriss Kyle



73 Comments

  • 36 0
 Very good way of putting it. A mix of Danny and 50/01. Getting me in the mood for later now Smile
  • 12 1
 Reminded me very much of Chris Akrigg’s riding style. Very cool to see more riders doing this stuff.
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas I couldn't have said it better. Sick AF!
  • 2 0
 that flair made me think of Mcgazza Smile
  • 4 10
flag Zuman (Jul 23, 2019 at 20:12) (Below Threshold)
 If only 50/01 would get a decent videographer/editor. their insta post are bearable but their youtube clips are dizzying. i think they are intentionally copying the videos from late 90's early 2000.
  • 21 3
 Finally a videos that isn't the same out full faced helmet person riding fast down a hill with a whip here and there.
  • 17 3
 Fuc#ing seriously? Up until now i have been pretty happy with my riding, thanks.
  • 6 0
 you should check out what he does on a bmx...
  • 1 0
 @ccolagio: and his bmx stuff makes his bike riding look small, imagine what he can do once he reaches that level of comfort on bigger wheels.
  • 3 0
 @TobiasHandcock: I'm sure he'll get comfortable on bigger wheels, but bigger wheels simply don't allow for as much rotation in directions they fight due to higher centrifugal force. Also, bigger wheels aren't as strong.
  • 3 2
 @TobiasHandcock: i 100% hope he never uses "big wheels" on the streets. his bmx riding is stunning. leave it at that. his mtb riding is stunning...keep it in the woods! the man can ride bikes. use different tools for different jobs. keep the big wheels in the mountains.
  • 1 0
 @ccolagio: Yeah for sure. No reason to use an MTB in the streets.
  • 1 0
 @DarrellW: He's not really a big rotations guy though, hes all about the tech and flow, crazy wall rides too, he does this line in a Seb Keep video that's not even possible, by he makes it happen.
  • 14 0
 Nyquist and Kris are by far my two favourite crossover athletes. Dylan Stark a close third
  • 14 0
 Dan Paley who has been appearing in 50to01 videos recently is another balls out street rider who is doing great on bigger wheels .. not to mention Mike "Jersey" Taylor .. ( all of whom rode for BSD Bmx )
  • 2 0
 @stuartd: thank you for the homework. I got some videos to watch!
  • 2 0
 Sergio Layos and Christians Rigal are riding mtbs now too.
  • 2 1
 @stuartd: Mike Taylor isn’t exactly a crossover athlete, he grew up downhill racing hence the nickname “jersey”.
  • 14 0
 @SeanBikes1029: I only started riding mtb about 4 years ago and I'm into racing them but hey. My nick name came from a bmx trip in 2001 where I was always going on about New Jersey street riders
  • 8 0
 Matt Roe
  • 17 5
 No matter how many "cool" riders come out wearing pyjama style bike wear or Power Ranger outfits as I like to call them, it never makes me want to go out and buy into the look. Pay me and ill think about it Wink
  • 12 0
 If you follow Kriss on Instagram you’ll know this is a pretty tame outfit by his standards.
  • 3 0
 @Superburner: There is something about his clothes that I like, but I personally would never wear a lot of it myself.
  • 3 0
 @Superburner: Haha, very true.
  • 15 5
 Great on A BMX and and MTB, but I always think his roley poley thing (2:02) always looks a bit gash no matter what bike he's riding
  • 11 2
 Love this, would love to see a heros of the jib feature length with Kris, Loose, Danny Mac and Max re-interpreting trail riding. Ideally with Mr Lambert and Mr Rankin on the lens, appreciate it’s a long shot!
  • 11 1
 Needs more Akrigg
  • 8 0
 @raytheotter: Needs more Pat Smadge.
  • 3 0
 Ali C needs mentioned
  • 2 0
 @speed10: Ali C built the jump Kriss does a 180 bash guard move over the log. Ta da.
  • 4 0
 if we are talking heros of jib, Vories best not be left out!
  • 7 0
 Had to watch again for that ninja kick foot plant on the tree to knack knack
  • 7 0
 You know Kriss is good when Semenuk likes his every riding clip on Instagram
  • 6 0
 If Kriss were from Tijuana, he'd be BMXican.
  • 5 0
 How the fuck did he ride that can can out and look so good
  • 1 0
 That looked like a can-lander. Usually it’s the predecessor to the can-can Airing to bring his foot back was the real trick.
  • 5 0
 90 to double tire on the DJ case pad was legit.
  • 5 0
 Can we accept that @ifhtfilms have begun the trend of Dad Cam?
  • 3 0
 One of the best street BMX riders out there and those table tops were mint! Kriss rides "like they do in the future"!
  • 3 0
 Sooo much style and creativity
  • 2 0
 Loving all of this. Let's see some edits with Matt Roe! Absolute Jedi on a BMX, now on the big wheels.
  • 3 0
 Awesome
  • 4 1
 Jibbing at it's finest!
  • 1 0
 Great stuff...I'm calling it now...everyone's new favorite trick will be manual with both feet on the seat.
  • 2 0
 Jib riding it's the best riding!
  • 2 0
 I wonder why he isn't wearing a red bull lid for this video
  • 2 0
 like Danny Macaskill and Kirt Vories had an awesome baby.
  • 1 0
 Love watching him on a BMX! Can’t wait to more of him on a mountain bike tup
  • 2 0
 Makes it look so easy!
  • 2 0
 So good.
  • 1 0
 0:35 in was the banger for me!
  • 3 2
 + Music Choice
+ Atmosphere
+ Riding

Excellent.
  • 1 0
 if Sagan can do the same things
  • 1 0
 Hard to watch something this fresh!!
  • 1 0
 pure skills and that stumpy is a sexy beast
  • 1 0
 These Brits have some stylish riders... verry nice!
  • 1 0
 Makes it look too easy. Anyone know what helmet he’s wearing?
  • 2 0
 well that made me smile
  • 1 0
 real nice edit..finesse for days...
  • 1 0
 Videos like this makes me smile!
  • 1 0
 Another BMX legend killing it on a big bike!
  • 1 0
 Probably the one of the best edits this year! Absolutely killing it!
  • 1 0
 Kriss f*ckin loves a dab #unitlife
  • 1 0
 Regular Stumpjumper or Evo??
  • 1 0
 Wow! What bike is he riding?
  • 1 0
 Please ReVeL Co !!!!!, film and edit this guy !!!!!!
  • 1 0
 nice
  • 1 0
 KK rocks it !!!!!
  • 1 0
 Must Watch???
  • 1 0
 What bike is that

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